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PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2017 Update

PS4 vs PS3 in Japan – VGChartz Gap Charts – September 2017 Update - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 22 November 2017 / 5,494 Views

The VGChartz Gap charts are updated monthly and each article focuses on a different gap chart. The charts include comparisons between the 7th generation and 8th generation platforms, as well as comparisons within the 8th generation. All sales are worldwide, unless otherwise stated.

PS4 Vs. PS3 Japan:

Gap change in latest month: 32,176 – PS4

Gap change over last 12 months: 33,874 – PS4

Total Lead: 15,536 – PS4

PlayStation 4 Total Sales 5,345,505

PlayStation 3 Total Sales: 5,329,969

September 2017 is the 44th month of the PlayStation 4 being on sale in Japan. The gap grew in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 32,176 units in the last month and in favor of the PlayStation 4 by 33,874 units in the last 12 months. The PlayStation 4 currently leads by just 15,536 units.

The PlayStation 3 launched in November 2006, while the PlayStation 4 launched in February 2014. The PlayStation 4 has sold 5.35 million units, while its predecessor the PlayStation 3 sold 5.33 million units.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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Serious_frusting (on 22 November 2017)

Now this is interesting

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trunkswd Serious_frusting (on 22 November 2017)

Out of all the Gap Charts this is by far the closest race.

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reviniente Serious_frusting (on 22 November 2017)

Interesting, indeed. I don't think the PS4 will be able to outsell the PS3, given how massively popular the Switch is. Unless VR really takes off, maybe.

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SuperNintend0rk (on 22 November 2017)

Given that the home console market has been continually shrinking in Japan, it's actually really impressive that the PS4 has managed to even keep up with PS3 sales!

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Ggordon (on 22 November 2017)


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KingofTrolls (on 23 November 2017)

Please make Wii U vs Vita VGC

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